Marky Stark? Wahlberg Says He'd Like To Take Over From RDJ As IRON MAN

Mark Wahlberg will appear in the next Transformers movie, but that aside he has yet to put his stamp on a comic book or superhero flick. Does he have any interest? Well, he'd be up for stepping into Robert Downey Jr.'s shoes as Iron Man anyway!

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/14/2013
Ol' Marky Mark really doesn't seem too keen on comic book movies. In the following video interview with Yahoo, the Ted actor says that he always prefers to play "real people" and that's why he reckons he has never been asked about possibility playing a superhero. But, he does admit to liking The Avengers, and apparently wouldn't mind taking a stab at Iron Man when Robert Downey Jr. eventually hangs up the helmet. Plus, did you know he was up for the role of Robin in Batman Forever?



“I would like to take over the ‘Iron Man’ franchise for Robert Downey, [but] it’s one of those things where I kind of like playing real people, [so] I’ve never been asked. Once I was kind of being talked about for the Robin role in ‘Batman [Forever] -- somebody dodged a bullet!”



Source: Yahoo! Movies
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kevberg - 8/14/2013, 8:01 AM
No to Stark...But Hyperion or Wonder man...I could see.
MrCBM56 - 8/14/2013, 8:02 AM
I'm not going to lie, I actually like the idea. I could see it happening.

PLUSH - 8/14/2013, 8:03 AM
NO GTFO
MrReese - 8/14/2013, 8:07 AM
hell naw
Shara184 - 8/14/2013, 8:12 AM
lawl, Tony Stark from Bawstun hmmm.... Mah name's Tawny Stahk and ah ain't afraid of yah
marvelstudios - 8/14/2013, 8:17 AM
I fkn love Mark, and would like to see him in Marvel, but probably not as Stark.
TheFascinatingMan - 8/14/2013, 8:18 AM
Meh, just put RDJ's face on a younger body
gulducati - 8/14/2013, 8:18 AM
Someone has a very high opinion of himself.
ralfinader - 8/14/2013, 8:19 AM
Starky Stark and the Avengers Bunch
Mrsinister - 8/14/2013, 8:21 AM
That'd be awesome but I'm more interested in seeing him as a DC character
CapFanLex005 - 8/14/2013, 8:21 AM
I Think he would be better as a villein but not sure which i like him for.
TyrantBoss - 8/14/2013, 8:21 AM
No....[frick]ing.....Way
DaVinci31 - 8/14/2013, 8:25 AM
jparr2 - 8/14/2013, 8:26 AM
He could be 'thunder buddies' with Thor??????
thewonderer - 8/14/2013, 8:26 AM
Look at the sheep here.

"No"

EVERYONE said no to RDJ too before he got the role.

Most great castings are the ones we don't expect to be good. Wahlberg can be a good actor if he feels like it.

Why not? He probably won't be as greedy and full of himself as RDJ is now.
lntrn8 - 8/14/2013, 8:27 AM
@TheFascinatingMan
agreed . . .

Tronify RDJ forever!



RDJ as Iron Man in perpetua . . . like Tupac making records long after his death ;>

JettJagguarrr - 8/14/2013, 8:27 AM
No to Tony Stark.....But 2 Guns was awesome.
devil - 8/14/2013, 8:29 AM
he can play egghead in ant-man
GodzillaKart - 8/14/2013, 8:30 AM
Aaaaahhhhhhhh......no.
Goggles - 8/14/2013, 8:30 AM


I'd be down for this.
gambgel - 8/14/2013, 8:33 AM
"Avengers was good entertaining kids"

LOL

we all know that was Marvel main intention after all
JayJayCAW - 8/14/2013, 8:33 AM
......ask me that 4 or 5 years ago and I would have slapped you in the face and told you to lock yourself in your room......

today though....after seeing quite a few really good performances from him.....sure lol why the hell not
ManCalledSting - 8/14/2013, 8:34 AM
Tupac sucked.
Boyle360 - 8/14/2013, 8:41 AM
I don't think so.
Grayson7954 - 8/14/2013, 8:42 AM
guy gardner for sure
Oliver2ueen - 8/14/2013, 8:44 AM
If he does a live performance of Good Vibrations, he can play any character he effin' wants and I'd be fine with it.
AvatarAang - 8/14/2013, 8:45 AM
@Truebeliever2 GIF of the day goes to you, good sir.

Marky Mark as Tony Stark would be such a boner kill
SpectacularJoShFest - 8/14/2013, 8:46 AM
Yeah...I like this idea....but if anything I'd like to see him playing Iron Man in a reboot...it would be too drastic going from RDJ to Wahlberg.
fortycals - 8/14/2013, 8:47 AM
I'm not even a marky mark hater, but I still say no. Maybe if he could get rid of his accent, though. Let him play booster gold j/k
FantasticSpidey - 8/14/2013, 8:48 AM
He is best in his roles from The Departed, The Other Guys, and I Heart Huckabees. I can't really think of a role for him to play... except maybe he would be good as the voice of Rocket Raccoon.

Xandera - 8/14/2013, 8:49 AM
As much as I like Marky Mark, I don't want to see The Avengers singing Good Vibrations...
ABLEE337 - 8/14/2013, 8:49 AM
@LEVITIKUZ

Wow, I agree with you there, I think he would make a great Guy Gardner.
MercwithMouth - 8/14/2013, 8:50 AM
Wow, no, please, no...

I like Mark Wahlberg, I actually think he's a damn fine actor. But I honestly don't think he can pull off the intelligence that Stark requires.

Strangely, I agree with HydraBob, Franco I think would be a great Stark.

Wahlberg could play some good villians though, but I think better suited to the Amazing Spiderman Universe, seems like a better fit.
marvel72 - 8/14/2013, 8:50 AM
f*ck off wahlberg.
MercwithMouth - 8/14/2013, 8:51 AM
Be good as the Shocker!

Anyone???
BlackestNight - 8/14/2013, 8:53 AM
Someone hit the nail in the head with Booster Gold.

I like Mark because he is a great actor who can hold his own in a serious role as well as a comedic role.
SageMode - 8/14/2013, 8:53 AM
You'll have no good vibrations with that Marky Mark. In ya dreams.

And I can't believe this guy is an Academy Award nominee and his brother is actually a great actor and gets no recognition for it. Smh.
ManofwooD - 8/14/2013, 8:54 AM
[frick] 2 DA NO!!!!
ShogunNevets - 8/14/2013, 8:55 AM
@LEVI I can totally see him as Guy Gardner
charlie2094 - 8/14/2013, 8:56 AM
Whilst he may not look as much like Stark as RDjr, he actually wouldn't be too bad! Could see that happening, when Robert leaves the role. They'll need someone slightly different, instead of someone who'll just try to replicate Downey's performances.

The castings people usually say "NO!" to the most on here, often end up as amongst the best.

@Levi

He would actually make a pretty good Guy Gardner, played people with similar characteristics and is a really good actor. Good call
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